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July 16, 2009
July/August Issue of Becker's ASC Review

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1. Core Trends in ASCs: 14 Observations. Click Here

2. 6 Urology Procedures ASCs Should Perform to Maximize Profits.
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3. 4 ENT Procedures ASCs Should Perform to Maximize Profits. Click Here
4. 6 Challenges Facing Ophthalmology in Surgery Centers and the Best Ways to Overcome Them. Click Here

5. 4 Things to Know About Bundled Pricing by ASCs. Click Here

6. Publisher's Letter: Healthcare Reform; ASC Trends and Transactions; 16th Annual Improving the Profitability of ASCs Conference (Oct. 8-10, Chicago) - Special Discounts Available; Free White Papers Available. Click Here

Editor's Note: The Sept./Oct. issue of Becker's ASC Review will focus on anesthesia in ASCs. If you would like to serve as a source for our coverage, please e-mail Rob Kurtz ( or reply to the E-weekly. For information about advertising, e-mail Jessica Cole (

7. 5 Urology-Driven ASCs to Know. Click Here
8. 22 Facts About Urology in Surgery Centers. Click Here
9. 10 Managed Care Best Practices for Urology. Click Here

Come Hear Drs. Joseph Stapleton and Jordi Kellogg of East Portland Surgery Center Discuss "How to Add Spine to an ASC and How to Make Spine Profitable" at the 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs, from Oct. 8-10 in Chicago. Learn more. Click Here

10. 5 ENT-Driven ASCs to Know. Click Here

11. 10 Statistics About ENT in Surgery Centers. Click Here

12. 5 Ophthalmology-Driven ASCs to Know. Click Here

13. Opportunities for Growth in Ophthalmology Through Efficiency and Added Services. Click Here
14. Are You Billing for your PC/AC IOL Cataract Cases Correctly? Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Surgical Notes, ASCOA, VMG Health and ProVation Medical.

15. 170 People to Know in the ASC Industry. Click Here

16. Kathy Bryant of the ASC Association Discusses Critical Regulatory Issues. Click Here

17. ASC CEO Discusses Surgery Center Benefits as Guest Columnist. Click Here
18. 10 Statistics About the Earnings and Growth of Registered Nurses. Click Here
19. Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti Discusses Current Trends in Interventional Pain Management. Click Here
20. 10 Statistics About Surgery Centers With More Than 50%  Orthopedics. Click Here
21. Impact of the Recession on ASCs: Q & A with Mike Lipomi of RMC MedStone Capital. Click Here

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Healthcare Reform and Its Impact on ASCs: 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs (Oct. 8-10, Chicago) -- Register Today and Save!

Five of the great topics on the program agenda:

Key Issues in Buying and Selling ASCs: Price, Buyers, Hospitals and More -- Henry Bloom, Founder, The Bloom Organization; Robert Goettling, ESQ, The Bloom Organization; Todd Mello, Principal & Co-Founder Healthcare Appraisers; Tom Hall, CEO, NovaMed; and Gregg Beasley, President, Medical Care America, An HCA Affiliate

2. Working Proactively to Avoid Reactive Situations and Achieve Great Patient Safety Outcomes -- Holly Hampe, Director of Quality and Safety, Amerinet

3. The Economics of Outsourcing Billing, Collections and Contracting -- Tom Chirillo, CEO, Healthcare Business Solutions

4. Effective Cost Cutting and Benchmarking for Your ASC: 5 Examples -- Robert Welti, MD, Chief Operating Officer, Western Division Regent Surgical Health

5. What are the Best Specialties to Add to Your ASC and Why -- John Marasco, Principal and Owner, Marasco and Associates, and Rob McCarville, Principal, Medical Consulting Group

Learn more about the 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs, and download the conference brochure by clicking here. To register online, click here or call (703) 836-5904.

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10 Great Companies to Know

If you'd like more information about or an introduction to any of these companies, please e-mail Scott Becker.

Access MediQuip. Access MediQuip is one of the largest and most experienced providers of outsourced implantable device management solutions to the healthcare industry. Learn more about Access MediQuip.

Meridian Surgical Partners. Meridian aligns with physicians in the acquisition, development and management of multi-specialty ASCs and surgical facilities. Read more about Meridian.

Pinnacle III. PINNACLE III specializes in operational development, management, payor contracting, coding, billing, and collecting for ASCs. Learn more about Pinnacle III.

Surgical Notes. Surgical Notes is a nationwide provider of medical transcription, coding and other related value-added information technology services for ASCs. Read more about Surgical Notes.

ASCOA. Since 1984, ASCOA's founders have helped physician-owners start and operate successful facilities; ASCOA currently owns and manages 34 facilities across the country with 14 others in development. Learn more about ASCOA.

VMG Health. VMG Health is recognized by leading healthcare providers as one of the most trusted valuation and transaction advisors in the United States. Learn more about VMG.

ProVation Medical. ProVation Medical has created ProVation EHR, an electronic health record designed for busy, cost-conscious ASCs. Learn more about ProVation Medical.

Amkai. Amkai is a software company with 20-plus years of experience delivering administrative and clinical solutions to ASCs, surgical hospitals and physician practices. Read more about Amkai.

MedHQ. MedHQ is an expert in accounting, revenue cycle, human resources and credentialing services and provides these business office functions to hospitals, ASCs, imaging centers and physician practices nationwide. Learn more about MedHQ.

Eveia Health Consulting & Management. Founded by I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, Eveia Health Consulting & Management is comprised of a team of seasoned professionals who are experts in reimbursement management, managed care contracting, and business management with a specialization in ASCs and surgical practices. Learn more about Eveia.

Upcoming ASC Events
16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs
Oct. 8-10, 2009

The 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference
June 10-12, 2010

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